COMPARATIVE LAW. Spring 2003 Class 4 The Civil Law Tradition I. TODAY’S CLASS. More on Justinian’s Corpus iuris civilis The revival of Roman law in the 12 th century and the development of ius commune The civil law tradition, viewed broadly (its nature and underlying justifications).
The Civil Law Tradition I
“ULPIAN..when some people were playing with a ball, one of them hit it hard, and it knocked the hands of a barber, with the result that the throat of a slave, whom the barber was shaving, was cut by the jerking of the razor. In which of the parties does the fault lie? For it is he who is liable under the Lex Aquilia.”